Well, it lasted 245 days. From May 28, 2005 to January 28, 2006, exactly 35 weeks after putting my hands on my Bongo for the first time, it happened: I was practicing and then put the bass (still plugged) on the stand. I started walking, pulled the cable with my foot and BANG! (One more reason for hating cables. They're #1 public enemy) Fortunately the body didn't suffer (apparently), but now I have these "character" chips in my preciated instrument's headstock. I know that I will accept it in the end, but right now I'm extremely pissed with myself . I've started this thread in this forum because I appreciate any advice, but this is more of a venting post.